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Monday, June 3, 2019



Vacancy Announcement
Accounts Officer (General Ledger and Payroll) , Grade15/LDC
HQ Amman
Vacancy Announcement Number 19-AR-AM-43
Deadline for Applications 15 June 2019
Contract Status Option One:
Fixed-Term Appointment for (applies to internal
candidates on Fixed-Term contract only)
Duration 3 years including 1 year probation period, with the
possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of
funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.
Contract Status Option Two:
Limited Duration Contract (applies to external
candidates and internal candidates on LDC)
Duration 1 year, renewable; Appointment subject to funding
confirmation
Department Finance
UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the
current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified
women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working
across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed professionals wishing to make a
change.
UNRWA’s strategic objectives
The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human
development under the difficult circumstances in which they live. In line with this mission, the
Agency works towards five strategic outcomes: (a) Palestine refugee rights under international
law are protected and promoted; (b) Palestine refugee health is protected and disease burden is 
reduced; (c) school-age children complete quality, equitable and inclusive basic education; (d)
Palestine refugee capabilities are strengthened for increased livelihood opportunities; and (e)
Palestine refugees are able to meet their basic human needs of food, shelter and environmental
health.
Do you want to make a lasting difference?
If you are passionate about making a lasting difference for Palestine refugees, in this role you
will be responsible to the Financial Accounting and Systems Officer.
The main responsibilities include:
 Reviewing international and area staff payroll accounting; performing reconciliations,
analysis, reviewing and reporting of the payroll accounts;
 Working with Human Resources (HR) colleagues on all relevant HR and payroll matters;
 Controlling and maintaining the general and subsidiary ledgers of HQA;
 Analyzing accounting reports with budget and expenditure reports to explain variances;
monitoring the accounting operations; drafting correspondence and preparing reports and
statements related to his/her functions;
 Maintaining, analyzing and performing monthly reporting to external stakeholders;
 Reviewing and reconciling bank accounts assigned;
 Supporting with the monthly and annual closure of accounts and with the preparation of the
Agency’s financial statements and notes disclosures;
 Checking the lists of liabilities and commitments at mid-term and year end; drafting journal
vouchers to record them in the Agency's accounts and coordinating accounting actions for
the closure of accounts.
Conditions of service
Option One: Fixed Term Appointment, Grade 15
Monthly basic salary JD 927.30. Plus special occupation allowance of 20% of the basic
salary. Other benefits include monthly Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by
the Agency), compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave, and dependency
allowance (if applicable).
Option Two: Limited Duration Contract (LDC- Band F)
Monthly basic salary starting from JD 977.20 depending on the professional knowledge and
experience. Other benefits include compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave prorated to the duration of the contract where less than one year, and family allowance (if applicable).
To qualify for this position, you will need:
Education A university degree from an accredited educational institution in
accountancy, business administration, banking and finance or a relevant
area;
Work
experience
At least five years of relevant experience in finance or accounting in a
governmental, international, or commercial organization, with an
emphasis on a computerized working environment;
Strong knowledge and working experience with MS Word and Excel;
Language(s) Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.
Desirable qualifications:
 Working experience with an advanced ERP system;
 Working experience in payroll and HR related matters.
You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:
UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity and Core
Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default.
 Analyzing
 Applying Technical Expertise
 Following Instructions and Procedures
Who we are
For almost 70 years, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA) has
been working on the ground in five fields of operations in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank
and the Gaza Strip providing direct assistance and protection for some 5 million Palestine
refugees in the Middle East. UNRWA is mandated by the UN General Assembly to provide this
assistance and its mission is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human
development until there is a just and lasting solution for their plight. UNRWA restores safety,
dignity and hope to millions who have been uprooted by conflict with services encompassing
education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement,
microfinance and emergency assistance.
For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/
 Coping with Pressure and Setbacks
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:
https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI
How to apply
Applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and
completing an UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees
from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through
http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only
applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted via e-mail only. Please ensure that the email address indicated in your Personal History Profile is accurate.
The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application,
testing, interviewing, etc). The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to
bank accounts.
General Information
This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. As an Area post, preference
will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the post.
UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest
standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for
diversity, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are
expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully
and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is
a non- smoking work environment.
The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower
grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self-attestation, confirming that they
have not committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they
have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international
human rights law or international humanitarian law.
Date of issue: 2 June 2019/ RJ